This post has been written by Jon Nock on behalf of Etac R82.
Etac R82, an innovative supplier of ergonomic assistive equipment for disabled children and adults, will be presenting a hoisting seminar for healthcare professionals and parents at Kidz to Adultz Middle.
The Challenges of Hoisting Children
Colin Williams, Category Sales Manager, Overhead Hoists, Etac R82
Thursday 21st March, 11:30am, Seminar Room 1
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry CV6 6GE. Free entry and parking.
There are multiple scenarios where hoisting children can be challenging and this practical seminar will explore a selection of possibilities which can help improve the hoisting experience. Colin will demonstrate how support, comfort and safety can be maximised by using appropriate sized or shaped sling bars. The learning outcomes will be:
- How to select the right equipment for a hoisting activity
- Appreciation of how the right selection will maximise comfort, support and safety
- Awareness of how different options will increase success in more challenging hoisting situations
About the seminar lead – Colin Williams
Colin has worked in the healthcare industry for almost 25 years, with a speciality in moving and handling people. A passionate supporter of effective hoisting, he has provided many solutions to Local Authorities for domestic and social care settings. Colin has vast experience of transfer requirements within special education, care homes and acute wards. He is an IOSH approved trainer in “assisting to move people.”
Etac will be once again involved in the educational programme at this event. The hoisting seminar at Kidz Middle will provide a brief overview of moving and handling of children however further in-depth sessions are available on request. Etac R82 can provide free training sessions either at its UK headquarters in Halesowen, West Midlands, or via its outreach services.
About the event
Open from 9:30am – 4:30pm, Kidz-to-Adultz-Middle is one of a series of regional exhibitions that showcases the latest products and services that assist disabled children, young adults and their families. These friendly and engaging events also provide an educational CPD seminar programme for healthcare professionals such as Occupational Therapists.
Etac R82 products
Stand D1 will display an impressive range of well-designed paediatric assistive equipment from Etac’s trusted range of brands. Etac R82 products assist children with sitting, standing, walking, hoisting, toileting and bathing – its latest R82 innovation will be unveiled at Kidz Middle, the Rabbit Up. The R82 Rabbit Up is a pioneering, adaptable standing frame with the option for wheeled independent mobility.